FIRST DATE & BEING GLUTEN-FREE?
So, this past Saturday… I went on a first date with this amazing man to The Melting Pot located right here in Houston, Texas. Let’s just say that I did not make it easy on him since I am “Gluten-Free” but going to The Melting Pot was a fantastic choice! I never realized how accommodating they are to Gluten-Free people, I was completely shocked! Sometimes I find it pretty difficult to find restaurants here in Houston that offer fresh and exciting options for me. I get tired of always have to order the same type of items no matter where I go. So, The Melting Pot was an extremely exciting experience to me!
And… the great company was a plus as well! ;-)
They offer a completely different menu for Gluten-Free people which highly impressed me as well. They offer you an entire menu of options instead of just a little section in the “normal” menu. Pretty awesome right?
We started off with a Gluten-Free Cheese Fondue Option:
Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue
Gruyère and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, white wine, garlic, nutmeg, lemon and Kirschwasser.
Let’s just say… YUMMY! I am a huge Swiss Cheese fan, so of course this cheese fondue option was amazing! It was so simple, yet exploding with flavor! But, the best part was the dippers of course! They actually served me Gluten-Free bread! WOW! I was so impressed and completely shocked. It is very depressing going to restaurants where everyone gets to enjoy the fresh bread that is brought to your table for you to enjoy with your meal… and I never get to have any! :-( No fun right? But, this time… they brought me not only one kind of Gluten-Free bread but TWO! Amazing huh? Let’s just say that I filled up on bread! Haha! ;-) I just couldn’t help myself! It was so new and exciting to me! They also brought us cauliflower, carrots and apples to dip as well. I can’t digest carrots, but I was able to enjoy the other items. I really enjoyed the green apples, it was such a “different” taste!
Then we each enjoyed a Ceaser Salad with no croutons. I love their Ceaser dressing, it was delicious and full of flavor!
Crisp romaine lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese, crispy croutons and an added touch of Parmesan-encrusted pine nuts, tossed with Caesar dressing.
And last… The Entrée cooking style:
Seasoned Court Bouillon
Fresh seasoned vegetable broth.
Since I am unable to digest red meat, I decided to go with all seafood options:
Pacific White Shrimp
Wild-Caught Mahi Mahi
The seafood was very fresh and tasty! I enjoyed it very much! The cooking style was very simple, but it was tasty. I would love to try a different one the next time that I go. We were very full after the 3 courses so we did not order a Dessert Fondue. Plus, I am unable to digest sugar or chocolate. So, I would not have been able to enjoy the Dessert Fondue anyways. Bummer right?
Again, I was highly impressed with The Melting Pot and I definitely want to return there soon. Their service is fantastic and they are very accommodating to people like me! It was a breath of fresh air.
It is also the perfect atmosphere for a first date…
…let’s just say there was a second date! ;-)
The Melting Pot Of Houston
6100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057